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Fuzzy logic in collective robotic search

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2 Author(s)
Nian Zhang ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Missouri Univ., Rolla, MO, USA ; Wunsch, D.C.

One important application of mobile robots is searching a geographical region to locate the origin of a specific sensible phenomenon. We first propose a fuzzy logic approach using a decision table. A novel fuzzy rule based was designed. And then a fuzzy search strategy is adopted by utilizing the three tier centers of mass coordination. Experimental results show that fuzzy logic algorithm is an efficient approach for the collective robots to locate the target source. In addition, noise and the position of the target affect the searching result.

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Fuzzy Systems, 2003. FUZZ '03. The 12th IEEE International Conference on  (Volume:2 )

Date of Conference:

25-28 May 2003